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Argentina: retired military leaders found guilty in bishop's death

Catholic World News - July 07, 2014

Two retired Argentine military leaders have been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted for orchestrating the death of a Catholic bishop in 1976.

Bishop Enrique Angelelli was killed in an automobile accident shortly after the military government opened its campaign of suppressing political dissent. Although his death was originally classified as an accident, his driver, who survived the crash, insisted that the car had been forced off the road. The bishop had reportedly been investigating the deaths of two priests, believing that they were victims of the military government’s purge.

BBC reports that Pope Francis may have helped the prosecution secure convictions of the two officers—retired General Luciano Benjamin Menendez and Vice-Commodore Luis Fernando Estrella—by supplying Vatican correspondence in which Bishop Angelelli reported that his life had been threatened.

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